Graphic Design

Graphic Design Guest Artist Lecturers

Through guest lectures, the students at Watkins are exposed to many different perspectives of artmaking and professional development in the world of design and illustration. Guest Artist Lecturers often hold studio critiques with students during their visit, giving students the rare opportunity to get feedback from nationally and internationally renowned artists and designers.

Recent Guest Artist Lecturers include:

Gail Anderson: Creative Director of Design at SpotCo, NYC

Joel Anderson: Anderson Design Group

David Bennett: CMT Lead Animator

Gina Binkley: Altar Ego Design, Illustration and Photography

Gregg Boling: Executive Creative Director, Gish, Sherwood & Friends Advertising

Wayne Brezinka Design and Illustration

David Carson Design, NYC: Author of Dangerous Curves, typographer, designer

Twyla Lambert Clark: Senior Account Manager at Lithographics, Inc.

Barry Cook: Feature Animation Director for Mulan and beyond

Bob Delevante Design and Photography

Mike Delevante: Delevante Creative

Dean Dixon Photography

Susan Eaddy: Children’s author and illustrator

Nelson Eddy: Partner and Creative Director at DVL Public Relations & Advertising

Vern Evans Photography

Travis Foster Illustration

Phil Foster Illustration

Scott Hatfill: Director of International Sales for Diamond Book Distributors (largest distributor of English language comic books in the world.)

Jeff Hite: Director of Business Recruitment Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

Hungry Dog Studio: Illustrators Bob and Val Tillery

Tracy Kane: Board President of Sister Cities of Nashville

Rainey Kirk Illustration

Chris Korbey: Creative Director at EMMA Marketing

Bryce McCloud / Isle of Printing: illustrator and designer

David McClister: Photographer/Director

Kelley Mclaughlin: Paper rep and sales manager for Athen’s Paper

Diane Neighbors: Vice Mayor of Nashville

Erika Wollam-Nichols: President of The Bluebird Café and Co-Producer: Tin Pan South

Michael Nolan: Copywriter

Ryan Nole aka Kangaroo Press

Alex Pearson aka Family Tree Studio

Lucie Rice Illustration

Artemio Rodriguez: Printmaker/Illustrator

Bill Ross: Children’s author and illustrator

Rebecca Ruegger: Painter, Illustrator

Michael Rutherford Photography

Jim Sherraden: Author, printer, manager of Hatch Show Print

Chris Sickels aka Red Nose Studio: Animator and Children’s book illustrator

Julie Sola: Printmaker, Designer at Hatch Show Print, and Fat Crow Press

Greg Weldon: Account Manager at Fidelity Offset

Wayne White: Emmy-winning animator and puppet designer for Pee-Wee’s Playhouse

Elizabeth WilliamsNashville Scene Art Director